From elsewhere: One victim of of the Oxford Islamic Grooming Gang speaks out
If you are not angry at what Katie and many other girls have gone through, and are still going through, then you are part of the problem and not the solution.
“During her primary school years, Katie was considered academically gifted and dreamed of becoming a forensic scientist.
At home, her loving parents read her bedtime stories and would at times remind her to feed her giant African land snail.
But when she turned 12 her life changed forever. Sitting on some steps with a friend in Oxford, Katie was approached by two Pakistani brothers who befriended her with alcohol and cigarettes.
She was flattered by the attention they paid her, completely unaware she was being groomed for sexual exploitation until it was too late.
For almost three years she was violently and sexually abused by a gang and then sold for sex on hundreds of different occasions to a network of child abusers across Britain.
Shockingly, during her ordeal she told police and social services she was being abused, but nothing was done to help her.
As some of her abusers started long jail sentences yesterday, Katie spoke for the first time about her three-year nightmare.
She told the Daily Mail: ‘By all accounts I was a bit of a geek at school,’ she said.
‘Then six months later I become somebody who went missing all the time, coming back days later, filthy and dirty.
‘The sudden change is scary to think about, even now.’ “
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